Melanie Monteclaro Pace

Doctoral Candidate

Ph.D. anticipated 2022
M.S.W., University of North Carolina, Charlotte
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Religious Studies & Psychology)


20th-century American religion, evangelicalism, and Mormonism. Gender, sexuality, and religion. Sexual violence and trauma.

Melanie studies the development of American spirituality as a resource for personal transformation and political action in the twentieth century.

  • Gender & sexuality
  • Feminist spirituality
  • Religion & social reform
  • History of psychology & social work
  • “Spiritual but not religious”
  • Ethnographic approaches